jueves, 19 de mayo de 2022

e-Twinning PROJECT: LET'S WRITE EUROPEAN LEGENDS

Let's Write European Legends!

Los grupos 2º ESO C y 2º ESO F ,con su profesora Raquel Silvente Mallo, participan junto con alumnado de Francia, Bélgica, Croacia y Rumanía en el proyecto e-Twinning “Let’s Write European Legends”, que tiene como objetivo fomentar el hábito lector, el conocimiento de otras culturas, la escritura y la creatividad. El proyecto empezó en Octubre 2021 y terminará en Junio de 2022. La lengua inglesa es el código lingüístico común para comunicarse y colaborar en la elaboración de los productos finales. Los siguientes videos muestran el desarrollo de una de las tareas del proyecto en la que el alumnado ha leído en clase una leyenda sobre fantasmas escocesa ("Jane of George Street, Edinburgh" by Elliot O'Donnell) y la ha resumido de forma visual.
European students from Spain (2º ESO C and 2º ESO F), France, Belgium, Croatia and Romania are taking part in this e-Twinning Project called "Let's Write European Legend". The main goal is to foster the reading and writing habits, raise intercultural awareness and promoting creativity and thinking skills.  We will write a collection of European Legends.
The first step of the project is to get to know each other. The second step is to learn more about Scotland, its history, geography, culture and its ghost stories. We'll engage in collaborative activities and challenges all along the learning process. We'll also train students in collaborative writing following the Scottish example. Finally, we'll start exchanging about our own countries or region legends and myths, to then use this knowledge to write our European legends in international teams.
Here are some videos about the activity 5: Scotland and Ghost Stories. 
After doing some cooperative research -together with our European partners- about such a wonderful country as Scotland (task "Discover Scotland"), we went on reading a Scottish legend by Elliot O'Donnell. We chose to read "Jane of George Street, Edinburgh" a great story about the "poor distracted spirit" of a woman.
 
Once we read the story, we put crayons to paper and we created some visual recaps of this captivating ghost story.

 

martes, 17 de mayo de 2022

May 17th

 MAY 17th  International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

 



The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The date of May 17th was specifically chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.
The Day represents a major global annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, corporations, opinion leaders, local authorities, etc. to the alarming situation faced by people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

May 17 is now celebrated in more than 130 countries, including 37 where same-sex acts are illegal. Thousands of initiatives, big and small, are reported throughout the planet. Here you can see some pictures of the project done by students of the second year of Basic Vocational Training in our school. The shoes have been made by these students and students of the first year of BSC.

 

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2022

e-Twinning PROJECT: PLASTIC PANIC!!!

El grupo 1º ESO F,liderado por su profesora, Raquel Silvente Mallo, participa junto con alumnado de Italia, Francia, Polonia y Turquía en el proyecto e-Twinning “Plastic Panic”, que tiene como objetivo concienciar al alumnado sobre un problema ecológico: la contaminación de los mares/océanos causada por los residuos plásticos. El proyecto empezó en Octubre 2021 y terminará en Junio de 2022. La lengua inglesa es el código lingüístico común para comunicarse y colaborar en la elaboración de los productos finales. Los siguientes videos muestran el desarrollo de una de las tareas del proyecto en la que el alumnado ha realizado una investigación sobre los plásticos y después ha plasmado en forma visual sobre un mural de papel contínuo sus hallazgos sobre cuatro subtemas 

-What are plastics? (¿Qué son los plásticos?)

-Where do they come from? (Origen)

-Plastic Advantages (Ventajas)

-Plastic Dangers (Peligros)

-Plastics: Everyday Solutions (Soluciones cotidianas)

-Plastics: Solutions in each country (Soluciones en cada país)


The best waste is the one that is never produced. Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues of our modern societies as the conveniences plastics offer led to a throw-away culture that reveals the material’s dark side. Every year, about 8 million tons of plastic waste end up in oceans, which is harming animals and possibly human life. (source: National Geographic) Can it be changed?
This yearly project is aimed at promoting sustainable development through the school year thanks to varied activities and active communication with European schools. It is also aimed at developing awareness on the overconsumption of plastic and the damage it causes to our environment.
We are optimistic that young generations are the key to finding practical and easy solutions to protect our environment as it has become urgent to change our everyday habits to face the plastic pollution crisis.
The project starting date will be October 2021 and it will last until June 2022. Groups of 10-14 years-old students from different European secondary and primary schools (France, Italy, Spain and Romania/Turkey) will cooperate to create different final products. They will exchange information about themselves, their schools and their environment; and they will share their opinions, and products on different aspects of plastic pollution. The English language will be the common code for communication.

Here you can watch some videos illustrating the task "Plastic Research" This task has been a complex and challenging task for our students.They have been asked to conduct research about a technical/scientific matter (Where do plastics come from? What are plastics? Advantages; Dangers, Everyday solutions and Solutions in each country) and at the same time do this research in English (a second language). It has taken time to do it: almost two months, research work and creative work included. After doing research about plastics, students were asked to transform their theoretical findings into a final product: an infography. They had to transform textual information into visual clues and keywords. A challenging task for them. We have worked on an extra-big size wallpaper to create these visual schemes.





 

lunes, 21 de marzo de 2022

CLIL HISTORY LESSONS


CLIL: CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING


CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. 'CLIL is an approach in which a foreign language is used as a tool in the learning of a non-language subject in which bothlanguage and the subject have a joint role.' CLIL helps with: Improving overall and specific language competence. Preparing for future studies and/or working life. Developing multilingual interests and attitudes.






History teachers in CLIL programmes have to know the academic language that learner needs in order to communicate their knowledge in English. Learners also need to be able to communicate their historical arguments in English. Here you can see some pictures of the projects done by students of 2ºESO A with their teacher Fernando González López.

 

jueves, 10 de marzo de 2022

GENDER EQUALITY

MARCH: GENDER EQUALITY MONTH


 



Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is affected by gender inequality - women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families.Gender equality might mean that women and men should be treated equally, or differently. For example, it may imply that women and men should be paid the same for doing the same work or that they should be treated with different medicines and methods in order to make healthcare equal.

What's the theme for International Women's Day in 2022? The theme for this year's International Women's Day is: “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.

Several activities are taking place in our high school during this month of March to focus both students' and teachers' attention on these issues.


lunes, 14 de febrero de 2022

ST. VALENTINE'S


 ST. VALENTINE'S IN UK

February 14th is traditionally a celebration of love, so how do people in the UK mark the occasion?

Cards

Sending a Valentine’s card to a loved one is a custom that started more than a century ago. Couples give cards to each other, but it is also traditional to send an anonymous card to anyone you secretly love. This practice is particularly common in schools and can be a source of great amusement and embarrassment as everyone tries to work out who sent a card and who has a secret admirer! Valentine’s Day symbols on cards include hearts designs, doves, and the figure of the winged angel, Cupid.

Poems

The card might also feature a poem. Probably the most famous lines from a Valentine’s Day poem are:

          Roses are red, violets are blue,

Honey is sweet, and so are you.

There are some ironic variations on this poem such as:

Roses are red, violets are blue,
You look like a monkey and smell like one too!

Mobile love

Millions of people use digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards, social media posts or printable greeting cards. Texting your Valentine message is an easy (although maybe not very romantic!) option. Valentine’s Day text messages include:

  • WUBMV – will you be my Valentine
  • xoxoxoxoxo – hugs and kisses
  • LUWAM<3 – love you with all my heart
  • ImRdy4Luv – I’m ready for love
  • :'-) – I’m so happy, I’m crying
  • ILUVU – I love you 

Flowers and chocolates

  • As well as cards, February 14th is also a day for giving gifts. Traditionally, men give chocolates or flowers to their wives or girlfriends. There are lots of websites offering advice on which Valentine’s present to buy. Popular choices include red roses, a box of chocolates, romantic songs, a phone, jewellery, a photo frame or perfume.

Unusual gifts

  • Some people think that flowers and chocolates seem a little ordinary and so they look for a more unusual gift. For romantic people with plenty of cash, these gifts could include a helicopter flight, a balloon ride, the chance to test-drive a Ferrari or an all-day session at a health club.

    Others, however, complain that Valentine’s Day is yet another opportunity for ever-increasing commercialism. For true romantics, the gift of love is enough. Valentine's Day is a popular day to either propose or get married – you’d never forget your wedding anniversary!

  • In our school  both students and teachers have celebrated this day . The students of Craftmanship have made the works you can see above. There has also been a letter contest and carnations and roses are been sold during this day.

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e-Twinning PROJECT: LET'S WRITE EUROPEAN LEGENDS

Let's Write European Legends! Los grupos 2º ESO C y 2º ESO F ,con su profesora Raquel Silvente Mallo, participan junto con alumnado de ...